Tag Archives: Clinical Research

Associate Researcher at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

This position brought to us by Natalie Burlant ’17 – thank you Natalie!!

Dr. Hala Harony-Nicolas lab is part of the Seaver Autism Center and Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We’re looking to hire a full-time, paid Associate Researcher to start this spring or early summer. The Harony-Nicolas’s lab investigates neural and molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with a particular focus on (1) studying the effect of (ASD)-associated mutations on brain systems and neural circuits of social behavior, (2) assessing the effect of novel therapeutics, and (3) improving drug delivery to the brain.

Some responsibilities include rodent behavior experiments, rodent brain surgery, and standardized molecular experiments such as immunohistochemistry, protein assays, and western blots. S/he will also analyze experiment data and assist in interpreting moderately complex results. Previous experience in biology/neuroscience research is highly recommended, and familiarity with R or other statistical languages is a plus. The position is great for recently graduated Febs or seniors graduating in May who want to take a 2-year gap period before medical or graduate school.

Natalie writes, “I’ve genuinely enjoyed working in the Harony-Nicolas lab and highly recommend it to anyone interested in gaining more research experience! As a member of a small lab, I have been responsible for a significant portion of our work and have the ability to pilot and troubleshoot protocols. There is a lot of critical thinking and problem-solving as well as collaboration with the other members of the Seaver Center, both pre-clinical and clinical.”

Interested applicants can send a C.V. and brief statement of interest to Natalie Burlant and apply on Handshake directly. Applicants can feel free to email Natalie with more questions or information about the position. Deadline 4/26.

Research Fellow at NYU Langone Medical Center – Orthopedic Hospital Spine Research Institute

The following is shared by alum Cole Bortz, ’17 – Thank you Cole!!!

Dr. Peter G. Passias, an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, is looking to hire a full-time, paid clinical research fellow interested in gaining research experience before applying to medical or graduate school. There is a large amount of responsibility and autonomy in the position, and over the course of your fellowship, you will build connections with both national and international leaders in orthopedic surgery. The position is a great opportunity to gain clinical and shadowing exposure, research experience, peer-reviewed publications, and to interact with world-renowned orthopedic and neurosurgeons. I’m the third Middlebury student to work with Dr. Passias, and I’ve found this position to be both incredibly rewarding and instrumental in my medical school application process. I would wholeheartedly recommend this position to a pre-med senior interested in a meaningful 2-year experience after graduating Middlebury before attending medical school.

Research assistants will be involved in multiple clinical studies (both prospective trials and retrospective reviews), on various orthopaedic subjects. Some topics include: adult spinal deformity surgical correction, cervico-thoracic junction fixation, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis treatment. Research assistants will be involved in: (1) patient recruitment, (2) data collection, (3) database preparation, (4) abstract/manuscript preparation and submission, (5) IRB documentation, among others. They will also have the opportunity to present work at an international conference.

Applicants must be well-organized and have excellent interpersonal skills. Familiarity with the following programs is preferred: SPSS, R, Excel, Word, Powerpoint.

Interested applications can send a cover letter and C.V. to Cole Bortz. You can also email Cole for more information about the position.

Full-Time Research Associate at Yale Neurology

Dr. Elan D. Louis, a professor at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology, is interested in hiring a full-time paid research associate (RA) who will be involved in the study of Cognition in Essential Tremor (COGNET). This study is attempting to understand the connection between and progression of cognitive decline in Essential Tremor (ET).

The RA will travel within the US to conduct in-person visits, which include neuropsychological testing and videotaped neurological examinations. The RA will learn about aspects of clinical research from study design to data collection and publication, how to recognize a range of involuntary movements, and is strongly encouraged to conduct independent research.

B.A./B.S. degree, driver’s license, and experience working with elderly individuals/vulnerable populations are required. Candidates must be able to commit 2 years to the position.

For more information, please see the full job description here. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Tess Cersonsky at tess.cersonsky@yale.edu

6 Summer Research Internship Programs with Cohen Children’s Medical Center

Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York is dedicated to providing the highest levels of care in meeting the special needs of children, from premature babies to adolescents. The specialists in its national and international programs cover a range of specialties. Its 202-bed hospital opened in 1983 as the New York metropolitan area’s only hospital designed exclusively for children. Today it is the largest provider of pediatric health services in New York State. Cohen Children’s Medical Center serves 1.8 million children in Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties – providing state-of-the-art care for children’s medical, surgical, psychiatric and dental needs in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Northwell Health is a not-for-profit healthcare network that includes 22 hospitals, the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, as well as rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities, a home care network, a hospice network and progressive care centers offering a range of outpatient services. Northwell Health has more than 12,000 member physicians, and Northwell Health’s Physician Partners employs more than 3,100 physicians and is comprised of more than 550 regional ambulatory locations and physician practices.

Available Internships Summer 2019

  • Hospital Medicine – 6-8 positions open
  • Allergy & Immunology – 2-4 positions open
  • Infectious Disease – 2 positions open
  • Nephrology – 1 position open
  • Pulmonology & Cystic Fibrosis – 1-2 positions open
  • Cardiology – 1-2 positions open

Find out more about each of the positions by downloading the job descriptions and application.

Research Technician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, they provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; they conduct research that advances treatment; they educate tomorrow’s physician/researchers; they reach out to underserved members of the community; and they work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is looking for an exceptional candidate for a unique Research Associate position. This position affords the exciting opportunity to be part of a research effort at Dana-Farber aiming to delineate genomic aberrations in cancer biology and discover novel therapeutic targets. He/she will use modern next generation sequencing techniques to characterize genomic aberrations and modern functional perturbation techniques including CRISPR/Cas9 and other genome editing tools. He/she will use various model systems to test for drug responses and determine mechanisms of resistance to drugs, including novel immunotherapies. He/she will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that evaluates new technologies and approaches to discover and validate novel systemic cancer biology.

Interested? Learn more in Handshake. Application deadline 2/25.

Summer Research Internship at the Burden Lab at NYU

This post brought to you by Greg Pil ’17.

The Burden Lab at NYU Langone focuses on the formation and maintenance of the vertebrate neuromuscular junction and more information about the lab can be found here.

The Summer Research Intern will assist research projects in a variety of ways, including genotyping and sequencing, mouse colonies maintenance, immunostaining, and image acquisition and analysis. The Research Intern WILL be interacting with mice.

If interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Greg Pil with the subject: Burden Lab Summer Intern

McLean Hospital Info Session: Geriatric Psychiatry – Research Opportunities

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn about summer research AND full-time openings at McLean from recent alumni!

Hosted by Patrick Monette ’17, Emily Mellen ’17, Katherine Hobbs ’17

The Geriatric Psychiatry Research Program at McLean Hospital is directed by Dr. Brent Forester and addresses cutting edge research questions in the areas of dementia and mood disorders. Current studies include a number of Industry-led Alzheimer’s Disease clinical drug trials, inpatient and outpatient studies assessing treatments of the behavioral symptoms of dementia, longitudinal analyses of older adults with depression and bipolar disorder, and investigations of the applications of technology in mental health care. The Research Assistant positions allow individuals to gain a breadth of clinical and research experience driven by extensive patient interaction and exposure to all facets of research operations.

Several Middlebury College students have interned and worked at McLean and have found it to be a highly rewarding experience.

Friday, February 15, 2019
3:30 p.m. in Coltrane Lounge